Administrator Materials Business Unit

Culham | £23,464 to £25,030

Employer: UK Atomic Energy Authority
Sector/Specialism: Secretarial, PA & Administration

Administrator Materials Business Unit
Abingdon Rd, Culham, UK
Department: Materials (MRF)
Salary: £23,464 to £25,030 + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
Confirmed Grade: Level 2
Site Location: UKAEA Culham, Oxfordshire

Company Description

By 2050, the planet could be using twice as much electricity compared to today. Are you interested in contributing and helping to shape the future of the world’s energy? If so, read on.

Fusion, the process that powers the Sun and Stars, is one of the most promising options for generating the cleaner, carbon-free energy that our world badly needs. UKAEA are at the forefront of realising energy from fusion, working with industry and research partners to deliver the ground-breaking developments that will underpin tomorrow's fusion power stations with the aim of bringing fusion electricity to the grid.

The Materials Division is a growing and vibrant community of about 70 individuals, based in a state-of-the-art laboratory on the Culham Campus. Materials research within the UKAEA is both fundamental and applied, feeding into both the Authority’s international reputation for thought leadership on neutron-affected materials as well as delivering new materials for fusion reactors and powerplants.

As we work towards our mission and goals, UKAEA has devised values (Innovative, Committed, Trusted and Collaborative) that capture the spirit of how we work.

Job Description

As the Administrator for the Materials Division, you will report to the Director of Materials and provide efficient and professional administrative support. The team hosts regular meetings for researchers and does a lot of international travel. The administrator is at the heart of the team, and must be someone calm, friendly and complete who can cope with a fast pace of activity and changing details of daily business transactions.

Key Responsibilities:

- Organising of international travel and meetings for a high energy group of interesting scientists and engineers
- Support for ongoing recruitment process by arranging interviews, meeting and greeting candidates
- Provision of assistance to managers with processing/distribution of documents, chasing meeting actions, maintaining records/databases and daily business activity (stationary, catering) around the offices
- Co-ordinating arrangements for new starters and visitors (industry, academia and government) - arranging everything from setting up computer accounts to temporary site passes
- Raising requisitions for purchases in the Business Unit


Essential Criteria & Skills:

- Discrete and professional approach
- Good IT skills and proficient in the use of Microsoft Office
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Proven ability to cope with multiple tasks and prioritise appropriately

Desirable Criteria & Skills:

- Demonstrable administrative experience

Additional Information

Our comprehensive benefits package includes a vibrant culture committed to being fully inclusive, an Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders, Flexible working options including family friendly policies, Emergency paid leave, Generous annual leave allowance (30.5 days) increased with length of service, wide range of career development opportunities, outstanding defined benefit pension scheme; Corporate bonus scheme and a Relocation allowance (if eligible).

We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly from individuals from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, including nationality and citizenship, people with disabilities and women. The Executive Team with support from our ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion’ (EDI) Partner and Inclusion Ambassadors, is actively promoting EDI and taking steps to increase the diversity of our people through reinforcing best practice in recruitment and selection, and revaluating approaches where it is clear we can remove barriers to success.

Please be advised that this vacancy is due to close on 11/12/2022. We may close earlier than this date if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.

Please note all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance - The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions or will confirm that there are no such convictions.

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